A Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph, or gusts of 60 mph or stronger may occur. Continue to monitor the latest forecasts.
EFFECTS: An upper trough approaching the main Hawaiian Islands may boost winds to warning levels across the highest summits of Maui and the Big Island Tuesday and Tuesday night. Winds, west to southwest will be 35 to 60 mph, with localized gusts over 85 mph, are possible.
IMPACTS: WINDS THIS STRONG CAN BRING DOWN TREE BRANCHES AND MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. THEY CAN ALSO RESULT IN PROPERTY DAMAGE AND CAUSE POWER INTERUPTIONS.
INFORMATION: Maui Civil Defense Agency will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio for any updates. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. The NOAA Weather internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200